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oW,1-5 <br /> <br /> <br />ta. i8 -aao$ <br />STATE CAF : COLOMDO <br />DIVISION OF RECLAMATION, MINING AND SAFETY a? <br />Department of Natural Resources N ,?]l <br />1313 Sherman St., Room 215 NON CONFIDENTIAL C o L o R A. D O <br />r <br />Denver, Colorado 80203 a i v t s t a 1J or <br />Phoney: (303) 866-3567 RECLAMATION <br />FAX: (303) 832-8106 MINING <br />&? <br />S.AF ETY <br />Form 2 <br />Public information only <br />For public filing <br />Bill Pi-aer, jr. <br />Governor <br />Barris D. Sherman <br />Executive Director <br />NOTICE OF ..INTENT TO CONDUCT PROSPECTING OPERATIONS Ponald W. Catuany <br />FOR HARD ROCIUiVETAL MINES Divis'on Director <br />Natural Resource Trustee <br />GENk R.AL• <br />To conduct prospecting activities in the State of Colorado, a person or organization must file a Notice of Intent to conduct <br />Prospecting Operations (NOI or Prospecting Notice) and provide a financial warranty for the prospecting operations to the <br />Mined Land Reclamation Board (M.LRB or Board). All prospecting operations must comply with the Colorado Mined Land <br />Reclamation Act, as amended (34-32-101 et seq. C.R.S.), and the Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board Hard <br />Rock/Metal Mines Rules and Regulations 2 CCR 407-1 and amendments to those rules ("Rules"). This NOI forni is for all <br />minerals except coal and construction materials. The Division shall determine (where there is a question) if an operation is <br />prospecting or mining. <br />The New Law: <br />Senate Bill (S.B) 228 became law on. June 2, 2008. <br />SB 228 revised portions of C.R.S. 34-32-113 pertaining to confidentiality and filing requirements of <br />Prospecting Notices. <br />Certain aspects of Prospecting Notices will no longer be confidential. <br />As revised, C.R.S. 34-32-113 (3) now requires, in part, that "All information. provided to the Board in a <br />notice of intent to conduct prospecting or a modification of such. a notice is a matter of public record subject <br />to the Open Records Act, Part 2 of Article 72 of Title 24, C..R.S., including, in the case of a modification, the <br />original notice of intent; except that information relating to the mineral deposit location, size, or nature and, <br />as determined. by the Board, other information designated. by the operator as proprietary or trade secrets or <br />that would cause substantial harm. to the competitive position of the operator shall be protected as <br />confidential information. by the Board and. shall not be a matter of public record in the absence ofa written <br />release from. the operator or until a finding by the Board that reclamation. is satisfactory. Such in.fotmation <br />designated as exempt shall remain confidential until a final. determination by the Board". If the Board <br />determines that information is not confidential, the Division shall treat it as public information thirty (30) <br />days from the Board's written order. <br />C.R.S. 34-32-113 (9) now requires that the applicant provide the NOI in an electronic version in addition. to <br />the paper form and that DBMS post on the Division's website the NOI. upon submittal. Specifically, this <br />subsection states: "Upon the submittal of a notice of intent to conduct prospecting or a. modification of such. a <br />notice, the person submitting such. notice or modification shall give an electronic version of the notice or <br />_«......_..._? <br />Office Office of <br />of Active and Inactive Mines, <br />Mined Land d Reclamation Deriver - Grand function Durango